For those of you of a botanical nature, I’ve attached the summer programme of the Bradford Botany Group. They are a great bunch and although very learned they are very friendly. They are visiting a couple of places in Calderdale this year (Crow Nest quarry, Hipperholme (with Halifax Scientific Society) and Clifton Lagoons) and some close by. It’s a good way to see visit interesting reserves and see rare and unusual plants with a nice bunch of people. So do come along if you can. No previous experience required.... great if you are a beginner like me!eddie Jolly(BAP co-ordinator)
CROW NEST QUARRY, HALIFAX Sun, 14th June2:00 pm
Joint visit with the Halifax Scientific Society. The in-filled quarry has a variety of soil types and a diverse flora including good numbers of bee orchid. We aim to produce a complete species list for the site, since it is under threat from development.Leaders: Edie Jolley and Andrew Kafel
SE 132 248From Hipperholme crossroads (SE 124 255), take the A644 SE towards Brighouse. After 1.5 km, turn left just after the Dusty Miller pub, then left again into Spout House Lane. After 400m, the road bends left and turns into St Giles Lane. Take the small lane on the right leading to the football ground car park Wed,
QUEENSBURY TRIANGLE ,15th July 6:45 pm Partly landscaped former railway station and goods yard. Several local and interesting species including wood vetch, northern dock and possibly dittander. Easy walking.Leader: Jesse Tregale SE 107 309 Take the A647 out of Bradford towards Queensbury. About 100 metres before the main crossroads turn right into Station Road at SE104 303. This is a tarmac road, but very rough in places. Park at the end (approx. 500m) by the roadside at the above GR. Wed, 29th July6:45 pm
CLIFTON LAGOONThis area forms part of the Calder flood plain and incorporates a small lake. Plants of interest include pepper-saxifrage, rough hawkbit and, reputedly, lesser bulrush. There are many planted trees on the periphery of the site.Leader: Andrew Kafel
SE 167 221 From M62 junction 25 (Clifton, M62/A644), take the A644 east towards Mirfield and, after just 200 metres, park in the lay-by on either side of the road. The entrance to the site is on the south side of the road.